Archive for May, 2013

Solstice. Part-One.

‘Seasons.

Ireland has a rich history of building ancient memorials, many that mark out the landscape predate the Celtic period and later Gael’s from about 300Bc. No one really knows who were the ancient peoples of the island of Ireland and even if they would have called themselves ‘Irish?

But like all of humanity across the planet they knew about the seasonal calender and built monuments to track the movement of the sun and moon. Job 31:26-27, 136:9, Act 2:20-21. They built and worshiped, but not the creator. Today we should be a little more wiser than out ancestors, but sometimes we are not. John 3:15-21.

Pentecost.

Power and Fire.

Ten days after Jesus has ascended back into heaven, the Holy Spirit/Ghost was poured out on the disciples and followers of Jesus as promised in the Temple are of Jerusalem. Act 2, Joel 2:28-32.

This power from God the Father was to empower believers from there on to be strong and have the ability to preach, serve and share the Gospel message. Paraclete, comforter, one who comes beside in the believers hour of need. As we see when we read the book of Act’s, the believers were severely persecuted for their faith. Act 4:13-31.

From early Church history we know that thousands of Christians died at the hands of the Roman empire. Many went to the lions without fear. Ephesians 6:10-17, Colossians 1:10-12,

Return, Part-Two.

‘Terror.’

For the believers in the death and resurrection of Jesus, by faith the ‘Day of the Lords return’ will be a great one. Our time to go home will have come, but for those who do not believe in will be a day of panic and terror. Isaiah 13:6-16, Revelation 6:12-13, 8:10-13.

Return. Part-One.

Day of The Lord.

Many people tend to forget when Easter is over that’s it in ‘Christian holidays. But we are told at the Ascension that He would return the same way that He left.  The return of the Lord has more to with just Judgement Day. There will be a period of a thousand year reign on the earth and various periods to go through before the final end.

So humanity is being plenty of time to repent of their Sins and turn to acknowledge and believe in Him.  Matthew 16:27, 24:29-31, Mark 13:24-27.

Ascension. Part-Two.

Promised Holy Spirit.

Jesus had to leave, but He will return one day for all who have placed their faith and trust in Him. Jesus told his followers to go and wait in Jerusalem for the promised Holy Spirit to be poured out so that the believers could be empowered to serve God. Mark 16:19-20.

This they did and these tremendous events happened. Today the ‘Church/Ekklesia is the largest religious movement on the planet, but then it was a very small group of Jews and a couple of Gentiles. All followed the Jewish Messiah of Israel, which we continue to do today. Acts 2, Joel 2:28-32.

Without the power of the Holy spirit within the believer we are nothing and religion is an empty repeatable religious tradition. Good works and trying in our own estimation will not save us from eternal damnation, only faith and trust in Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead will do that.

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